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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Brown, Willetta M (Pinkie), 1923- Oral History Interview, 17 and 24 May 1990

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Brown, Willetta M. (Pinkie), 1923-. Oral History Interview, 17 and 24 May 1990.
MSU Archives Collection 1410

Brown, Willetta M. (Pinkie), 1923-. Oral History Interview, 17 and 24 May 1990. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1410. 1 folder and 1 audiocassette.


The Willetta M. (Pinkie) Brown collection consists of an audiocassette and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Brown and Shirleen K. Sylvester during the spring of 1990. Brown worked as a physical education teacher from 1945 to 1985. During her career, she taught in the Pipestone Public Schools and at Alexander Ramsey High School in Roseville, Minnesota. In the interview, Brown discussed the areas of change and continuity that have occurred within education during her career. She focused on changing social, educational, and political forces along with the impact of professional organizations, colleagues, and the expectations of parents and students upon the physical education teacher.

This oral history interview was conducted as a requirement for the graduate level Educational Foundations course entitled History of Education in American Culture at Mankato State University in Mankato, Minnesota.


There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Brown, Willetta M. (Pinkie), 1923-. Oral History Interview, 17 and 24 May 1990. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1410, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Willetta M. (Pinkie) Brown donated this collection in May 1990.

Processed By:

MSU Archives staff processed this collection. Shirleen K. Sylvester transcribed the interview in June 1990. Jeff A. Jenson developed the finding aid in October 2002.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Willetta M. (Pinkie) Brown available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Brown, Willetta M. (Pinkie), 1923-.
Educational Change--Minnesota--Roseville--Alexander Ramsey High School.
Physical education teachers--Minnesota
United States. [Education Amendments of 1976. Title IX]
High school students--Attitudes.
Oral History.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1410



Oral History Interview, Cassette, 17 and 24 May 1990



Transcript, 17 and 24 May 1990